She done her best to keep John Henry under her thumb
Date: 1910
Medium: Ink on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 12 1/4 × 9 1/2 in. (31.1 × 24.1 cm)
Illustration Citation: "The Indiscretion of John Henry", by Walter Leon Sawyer, in The Century, November, 1910
Credit Line: Estate of Helen Farr Sloan, 2013
Object Number: 2013-43
About: In this story about a rural town, John Henry - seen here in his usual pose of being intimidated by his imposing mother - eventually stands up for himself in local politics. The illustration is typical of Shovel Shinn's humorous but sympathetic portrayals of the poor and uneducated in both cities and rural America.
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